Mr. Julian Sng Wei Meng

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Julian is a third year undergraduate majoring in Political Science and minoring in Aquatic Ecology. His interests lie in the sub-fields of Political Theory and Comparative Politics. He is also particularly keen on discourses surrounding the environment, equality and domestic politics.

In Tembusu College, Julian has been an active contributor to the college’s Diversity and Inclusion group (tFreedom) and Millegram. Occasionally, he will break a sweat at tSquash. When he isn't making his peers noticeably uncomfortable by talking about politics, you can find him scrolling for memes, spilling the tea or browsing the BBC's 'Science and Technology' section. Julian loves to spend much of his time near (if possible, in) water bodies – be it the beach, our artificial reservoirs or the chilled and colourful display of an aquarium. He also has an unrefined appreciation for catchy pop tunes, Sci-Fi and spicy perishables.

As a Residential Assistant in his third year, Julian would like to continue playing a part in keeping the college a safe, inclusive and vibrant space for all regardless of their race, gender, sexualities and beliefs. All his quirks aside, do not hesitate to knock on his door or approach him for a banter or if you require a listening ear. He affirms the rights of LGTBQ individuals and will strive to maintain a non-judgemental disposition to all his confidants.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.